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Education

# education - Today’s News

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# education - Yesterday’s News

Some creches waiting FIVE years between inspections

“It’s just not good enough,” says Early Childhood Ireland.

# education - Tuesday 26 August, 2014

Bus Éireann technical glitch leaves families waiting for yearly tickets

Thousands of families are still waiting while some schools start this week.

# education - Monday 25 August, 2014

Nearly 40,000 people have accepted CAO offers

Round two offers will be out on Thursday.

Teachers see a worrying rise in Irish children coming to school hungry

Missing breakfast is causing kids to lose six weeks of learning each year.

# education - Saturday 23 August, 2014

Opinion: 10 things you can do if you didn’t get that college place you wanted

It may not seem so right now, but the world is your oyster…

# education - Friday 22 August, 2014

Column: Let’s make this school year better for people with autism

What can be done to support people with autism in mainstream education? Three words: awareness, dialogue and openness.

# education - Wednesday 20 August, 2014

Opinion: The disparity in third level participation should make us angry

It is unacceptable that Dublin school leavers from affluent areas are six times more likely to continue to third level education than their counterparts.

99% of young adults in D6 go to college, just 15% in D17

A report from the Higher Education Authority says we “urgently need to tap into the deep reservoirs of disadvantage”.

# education - Monday 18 August, 2014

From The Daily Edge 17 of the coolest lecturers you’ll wish you had in college CAO

# education - Sunday 17 August, 2014

Opinion: Taking the first steps into education can be daunting – for child and parent

Venturing into the unknown is scary. Here’s how to make things a little easier…

# education - Saturday 16 August, 2014

Oscar Pistorius trial shown in South African classrooms

The exceptional trial is being used to teach legal principles to young students.

# education - Thursday 14 August, 2014

Poll: Should bonus points be awarded for Leaving Cert science subjects? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should bonus points be awarded for Leaving Cert science subjects?

And would it help stem the skills shortages in the tech and sciences industry?

Opinion: I’m already worried about how I’ll pay for my children to go back to school

Our children’s education must not depend on their parents’ ability to pay.

# education - Wednesday 13 August, 2014

Over 170 Irish academics sign petition for academic boycott of Israel

Academics for Palestine set up the petition earlier this year.

# education - Tuesday 12 August, 2014

U2 and the Department of Education are teaming up to teach children music

The Edge says that a school with a good music programme helped the band.

Working class children are still less likely to reach third-level education

A new ESRI study says that class is still important.

# education - Monday 11 August, 2014

Poll: Is the CAO points system fair? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Is the CAO points system fair?

Further proposals for a revamp of the Leaving Certificate have been reported this morning.

# education - Thursday 7 August, 2014

Opinion: What’s the point in learning about history?

Every History teacher in the country can attest to hearing the Dreaded Question at least once a year: “What’s the point in learning about this?”

# education - Tuesday 5 August, 2014

Opinion: The weighty issue of school bags needs to be addressed…

The Ministry for Education continues to ignore the damaging effects of an overweight backpack.

# education - Sunday 3 August, 2014

Poll: Should parents be assessed before they can homeschool their children? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should parents be assessed before they can homeschool their children?

Some argue that parents should not be as it is a constitutional right.

# education - Saturday 2 August, 2014

Mother-of-six faces prison not paying fine after failing to be assessed for homeschooling

Monica O’Connor from Carlow will spend ten days in Mountjoy.

# education - Wednesday 30 July, 2014

From The Score Sam factor and bullying scandals prompt NFL teams to undergo sensitivity training Education

Sam factor and bullying scandals prompt NFL teams to undergo sensitivity training

Such guidance could be valuable for the St Louis Rams in particular.

# education - Tuesday 29 July, 2014

These are the main differences between men and women in Irish society

Irish women are also the most fertile in Europe, a new report notes, while men are more likely to be imprisoned.

Back to school costs fall in 2014 but are still ‘crippling too many families’

Barnardos calls on government to take a stand on cost of school uniforms and books as parents are “being pushed to breaking point again and again”.

# education - Tuesday 22 July, 2014

No Education Welfare Officers in Dublin 3, 5 or 17

The Children’s Minister, James Reilly, says the system is being reorganised.

# education - Saturday 19 July, 2014

‘Children with autism and their families run a marathon every day’

Denzil Jacobs is doing something mental this summer…

# education - Wednesday 16 July, 2014

# education - Monday 14 July, 2014

Opinion: We can’t afford NOT to invest in childcare and early education

Crèche fees in Ireland are among the highest in Europe – but that is no guarantee children are being well cared for.

# education - Friday 11 July, 2014

Irish students lean towards France and Spain for Erasmus

A record 270,000 European students travelled abroad under the programme last year.

# education - Tuesday 8 July, 2014

Will some people lose their free travel passes?

That’s what Fianna Fáil will be asking the Government today, but what else is happening in Leinster House?

# education - Friday 4 July, 2014

Trinity College wants to triple admissions from NI and here’s how they’ll do it

The university said the number of students coming from the North has dropped recently – partly due to the fact that only one in eight take four A-Levels.

# education - Wednesday 2 July, 2014

“A nice, decent gentleman” and the inventor of the Euro: Reaction to Ruairí Quinn’s departure

The Education Minister has confirmed he’s stepping down from Government, and won’t run again for a Dáil seat.

# education - Monday 30 June, 2014

Principals want an audit of teaching resources

Student numbers are rising, but student-teacher ratios fell.

# education - Saturday 28 June, 2014

Discrimination against LGBT teachers to end under amended law

Labour Senator Ivana Bacik says she is “delighted” that on Dublin Pride day the Government will move on her bill.

# education - Friday 27 June, 2014

Does focusing on exam results have a negative impact on education?

That’s what an Australian expert told Irish education professionals at a lecture today.

# education - Thursday 26 June, 2014

Court tells department to give two children with Down syndrome maximum resource teaching hours

The High Court made the decision in a dispute between two families and the Department of Education.

# education - Wednesday 25 June, 2014

Opinion: I’m 15 years old and I’ve set up my own company – here’s why

We can’t continue to just lament the shortage of highly skilled IT graduates; we need to re-think the way digital skills are taught in the classroom.

# education - Tuesday 24 June, 2014

New funding to encourage students from disadvantaged backgrounds to become teachers

Minister Quinn has allocated €19,500 to the programme.

# education - Friday 20 June, 2014

Munster’s first Community National School to get under construction in record time

The school will have eight classrooms and is expected to be completed in 2015.

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